Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) was authored by Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh and endorsed by Governor Gray Davis. Enacted in January of 2002, this law exempts eligible non-resident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma (or its equivalent) from paying non-resident tuition at California’s public institutions of higher learning. When this legislation passed, several Los Angeles Mission College student leaders, in partnership with parents, faculty, staff, and community members, took the initiative to create the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Memorial Scholarship, formally known as the AB540 Scholarship, at Los Angeles Mission College. Applicants must be a non-resident as determined by Admissions & Records. Be a continuing student at Los Angeles Mission College for the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 academic year. Must be enrolled in at least 3 units at the time of award disbursement. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Submit a wallet size photo with general 500 word essay (photo becomes property of the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Selection Committee, not to be returned). You must also attend five consecutive Dreamer’s Pathway committee meetings or participate in three Dreamer’s Pathways committee events.